Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday condoled the loss of lives in New Farakka Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh.
At least seven people were killed and nine others seriously injured as eight coaches and the engine of the train derailed near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh this morning, Additional Director General (ADG), Law and Order, Anand Kumar, said.
"Anguished by the loss of lives due to a rail accident in Rae Bareli. Condolences to the bereaved families and I pray that the injured recover quickly," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted quoting Modi.
He said the UP government, railways and the National Disaster Response Force were ensuring all possible assistance at the site of the accident.
(With inputs from agencies.)